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Successful Nonprofits Podcast

Nov 27, 2018

Today Dolph talks about a different kind of MVP with Ann Mei Chang, author of Lean Impact: How to Innovate for Radically Greater Social Good. Ann Mei draws upon the work of Eric Ries in defining and optimizing the Minimum Viable Product approach when tackling issues for the betterment of our world.



Lean Impact:

Ann Mei's book is available at Amazon and at brick-and-mortar bookstores


*****Timestamped Highlights*****

(2:00) Dolph accidentally skips words when he reads(!)

(3:55) How California nonprofit Code for America used the MVP approach

(6:25) “The Amazon of Lower Africa”

(9:09) The Grand Master Plan – why it’s the best thing since sliced bread – or is it??

(10:33) How to fail small

(14:45) The Build—Measure—Learn Feedback Loop

(17:50) Orangutans – A Love Story

(22:19) 1200 words now, the beach later

(24:24) Catalog dreams dashed